New Year’s Eve is coming around again and those same old resolutions of saving money and losing weight might be starting to look a little stale. For some tasty and fresh resolutions that will benefit your health and that you can carry on throughout the year, consider these three great suggestions.
Improve your meal balance
If you’re currently eating a diet that’s lacking in red meat, then it’s never too late to start balancing those meals with others that have a higher iron and protein content. On the other hand, some professionals have suggested eating no more than 90g of red meat per day. Striking a balance and getting 3-4 servings of red meat per week is a great way to top up your iron, zinc, vitamin B and protein levels, all while helping to lower plasma cholesterol.
Up your vitamin C
Here’s a great excuse to sip on a delicious glass of orange juice while you eat lunch or dinner – it’s packed with vitamin C which will help your body absorb more iron. When taken with the meal at hand, the vitamins found in food items such as orange juice encourages your body to take in more non-heme iron. This is the type of iron found in plant sources such as grains and vegetables and plays a big part in our health.
Switch to organic
If you haven’t already, consider making the move to organic meat in the New Year. Many people will be put off by the extra couple of dollars at the check-out, but as anyone who already loves organic beef and lamb will tell you, the taste and health benefits will more than make up for it. Plus, you can start the year knowing you’re doing right by the animals and farmland where your meals are sourced!